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Press Statement on the - Be A Hero, Make Your Bahamas a Clean Safe Bahamas - Oct 15, 2018 - 3:51:39 PM

PRESS STATEMENT TO LAUNCH THE “BE A HERO, MAKE YOUR BAHAMAS A CLEAN SAFE BAHAMAS” CAMPAIGN HON. ROMAULD FERREIRA, M.P., MINISTER OF THE ENVIRONMENT & HOUSING CONVENTION CENTRE ATLANTIS, PARADISE ISLAND 15TH OCTOBER, 2018

-CABINET COLLEAGUES;
-PERMANENT SECRETARY...

RESEARCH HAS SHOWN TH AT HIGHER CRIME RATE S AND MORE AGGRESSIVE BEHAVIOR IS EXHIBITED BY CITIZENS WHO LIVE IN COMMUNITIES IMPACTED BY ILLEGAL DUMPING AND STREWN LITTER...
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23rd Annual International Cultural, Wine & Food Festival (ICWFF) - Fun For All - Oct 15, 2018 - 1:21:53 PM

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The 23rd Annual International Cultural, Wine & Food Festival (ICWFF) was held at the Botanical Gardens over the weekend and was well-attended.  At official ceremonies, Minister of Education, the Hon. Jeff Lloyd addressed the audience and recognized persons who have innovated and made the festival the success it is today.  Two of those persons are the Rt. Hon. Janet Bostwick, CB, and the late James Catalyn.  Minister Lloyd is pictured conducting ceremonies with the assistance of festival organizer and CEO of the Tourism Development Corporation Janet Johnson.  Members of the diplomatic community and representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs are pictured with Minister Lloyd on the dais...
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Three Dominican Motherships captured in combined effort - Oct 15, 2018 - 12:28:04 PM

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The Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) is escorting three "motherships" with 124 fishermen from the Dominican Republic to the capital after they were turned over to the Defence Force by the Cuban Border Patrol earlier today. 

The Dominicans had illegally entered Cuban waters after being pursued by the Defence Force for illegally fishing in Bahamian waters.  The apprehension was the result of a collaborative effort by the Royal Bahamas Defence Force with the United States Coast Guard and the Cuban Border Patrol over the past several days...
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International and regional mechanisms on violence against women and women’s rights meet in Colorado - Oct 15, 2018 - 8:20:42 AM

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The President of the Committee of Experts of the Follow-up Mechanism to the Inter-American Convention on the Prevention, Punishment and Eradication of Violence Against Women “Belém do Pará Convention” (MESECVI), Sylvia Mesa, met with representatives of the platform of international and regional mechanisms on violence against women and women’s rights in Boulder, Colorado on October 2nd, 2018. In this meeting, the experts updated each other on the major developments and work since the launch of the platform in March 2018 in New York...
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Fisheries Ministers approve climate change protocol for CRFM Member States - Oct 14, 2018 - 9:18:59 PM

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A Protocol on Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Management in Fisheries and Aquaculture was approved for CARICOM States during a recent high-level meeting of the Ministerial Council of the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM).

At the 8th Special Meeting of the CRFM Ministerial Council held in Barbados on Thursday, 11 October 2018, during the Caribbean Week of Agriculture, the ministers approved the protocol to the Caribbean Community Common Fisheries Policy (CCCFP)...
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PM Minnis holds Town Meeting in the Berry Islands - Oct 14, 2018 - 7:09:01 PM

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Prime Minister, Dr. the Most Hon. Hubert Minnis continued his tour of the Family Islands to discuss with residents economic and sustained developments for their particular communities.

On Saturday, October 13, 2018 the Prime Minister led a small team to the Berry Islands, where he addressed a Town Meeting at the R.N. Gomez All Age School, Bullock’s Harbour...
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Judo President Welcomed to The Bahamas - Oct 14, 2018 - 5:56:08 PM

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In preparation for the World Junior Judo Championships that begins October 17, 2018, Minister of the Environment and Housing the Hon. Romauld Ferreira and Director of Sports at the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture Timothy Munnings joined Bahamas Judo Federation President D'Arcy Rahming at the Lynden Pindling International Airport to welcome and recieve President of the International Judo Federation (IJF) Marius Vizer, on October 13, 2018...
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Ministry of Works Holds Educational Lectures During Lunch Breaks - Oct 14, 2018 - 4:41:21 PM

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Lunch breaks are typically used for grabbing a bite, collecting kids from school or socializing with colleagues but for the past several months the staff at the Ministry of Public Works (MOPW) have swapped traditional lunch activities to hone in on lectures on a broad array of stimulating subject areas.

Since March, each Thursday, the Ministry has created a forum where outstanding speakers present their views during a Distinguished Lecture Series...
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Bahamas MOT statement on Sunwing departure announcement - Oct 14, 2018 - 1:22:28 PM

The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism is very disappointed that Sunwing Travel Group decided to discontinue flights from Canada and the U.S. (operating as Vacation Express) into Grand Bahama Island. While we appreciate investments Sunwing made locally in Grand Bahama, the Ministry of Tourism more than matched their efforts to support these programs. Sunwing received a multimillion-dollar, airlift subsidy annually from the Ministry of Tourism. The Sunwing Travel Group also received subsidies and concessions from the Government of The Bahamas for Memories Resort and Spa in Grand Bahama.

Sunwing Travel Group had the particularly valuable advantage of operating a suite of integrated businesses including a travel agency, airline and hotel, which all expected would ensure that they could rebuild tourism on Grand Bahama Island sustainably...
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Bahamas Business Outlook “Creating a World Class Exuma” - Oct 14, 2018 - 11:12:59 AM

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“Creating a World Class Exuma” is the answer to modernizing the island’s economy and a possible solution to putting a dent in its unemployment numbers, according to Pedro Rolle, President of Exuma of Commerce. 

It’s under that theme, that the 11th Annual Exuma Business Outlook will be held on October 18, 2018 at Sandals Emerald Bay with Minister of Health Dr. Duane Sands as keynote speaker.

Joan Albury, creator of the 7-island Bahamas Business Outlook, said the aim of this year’s Outlook is to bring the community together to stimulate new mindsets that will increase the island’s sustainability... 
News : Grand Bahama
Commercial Property 'Dream Deal' Freeport Bahamas - Oct 13, 2018 - 2:01:13 PM

Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - Touted as the best large commercial real estate property value in the center of Freeport, the Circle Mall building along with 4.5 acres of prime land is now on the market. With its 25 foot high ceilings and 80,000 Sq feet interior, the building could be a filmmaker's dream come true, the hub of a national or multinational corporation, a massive worship center, a venue for large events and more.  Complete info along with plot map and building plan are available on CircleMallfpo.com. The property is being offered by exclusively by Coldwell Banker James Sarles Realty. For info and request a viewing, go directly to the information request form.

This commercial property is located on West Atlantic Drive. It formerly housed a large food store and a building supplies store and presently houses an additional 54 shop spaces. The asking price is $4.5 Million however, All offers considered.
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Launch of Second Annual GB Technology Summit - Oct 12, 2018 - 9:23:01 PM

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Minister of State for Grand Bahama, Senator Kwasi Thompson, one of the pioneers of the Grand Bahama Technology Summit, said during the second such summit, focus will be on showcasing education programs and highlighting the efforts and achievements of government and the Grand Bahama Technology Hub Steering Committee over the last year.

“In particular, we will highlight the Ministry of Education’s ICT plans for our schools, which recently signed a deal for technology upgrade and provision of tablets for teachers and students across the nation,” said Minister Thompson...
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Advanced Training for PHA Medical Coders - Oct 12, 2018 - 6:54:04 PM

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Some twenty employees of the Public Hospitals Authority have commenced advanced training in medical coding and billing through an on-going partnership between the PHA and Healthcare Associates Training & Temp Centre.  The 2nd phase of the program, which began in September, will run for 12 months and result in successful participants being certified through the American Academy of Professional Coders. 

Coding of medical records is critical for generating information for hospitals, and more importantly, national statistics for local and international reporting...
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High School Students encouraged to take care of their eyes - Oct 12, 2018 - 5:43:27 PM

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Minister of Health, Dr. the Hon. Duane Sands said the blue light found in the LED screens of computers, tablets, smartphones and other digital devices can be damaging to the eyes. 

“Prolonged use of these devices can cause you to develop near-sightedness and computer vision syndrome which includes dry eyes, tired eyes, inconsistent vision, headaches and fatigue, Dr. Sands explained to high school students attending the Bahamas Alliance for the Blind and Visually Impaired 10th Annual Sight Awareness Month at the Mall at Marathon, Friday, October 12, 2018...
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The Pointe, Key to Nassau’s Redevelopment says PM Minnis - Oct 12, 2018 - 2:15:50 PM

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At a Topping Off Celebration of The Pointe Residences and the Grand Opening of The Pointe Entertainment Center, Dr. the Most Hon. Hubert Minnis, Prime Minister, said his government sees total completion of The Pointe as a vital step in Nassau’s redevelopment.  The Prime Minister delivered remarks at ceremonies on Thursday evening, October 11, 2018.
 
“These activities mark the significant progress you have made on the path to the realization of the completion of this important and impactful investment project,” the Prime Minister told the developers.
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Seminar for Girls in Recognition of UN 'International Day of the Girl Child' - Oct 12, 2018 - 1:55:36 PM

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Minister of Social Services & Urban Development the Hon. Frankie Campbell addressed a one-day seminar for girls at Adventure Learning Centre, October 11, 2018 in recognition of United Nations International Day of the Girl Child, celebrated annually since 2012. This day, said Minister Campbell, aims to highlight and address the needs and challenges girls face, while promoting girls' empowerment and the fulfillment of their human rights. This year the theme --  "With Her: A  Skilled Girl Force" -- embodies the environment that we, the nation state, society, the community and individual families, must create to ensure that our girls throughout the country are prepared to enter a world of work that is constantly being transformed through innovation and competency, he said...
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DPM Turnquest in Discussion with IMF and World Bank Delegates at Annual Meeting - Oct 12, 2018 - 12:03:50 PM

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At 2018 Annual Meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank Group in Bali, Indonesia, October 8-15, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Hon. Peter Turnquest (left in group) shares a conversation with Christine Hogan, Executive Director for Canada, Ireland, and the Caribbean Constituency at the World Bank; the Hon. Keith Mitchell, Prime Minister of Grenada (third left); World Bank Executive; and the Hon. Nigel Clarke, Minister of Finance, Jamaica (right).  In the background is The Eastern Caribbean Central Bank Governor, Timothy Antoine; the Hon. Ryan Straughn, Minister of Finance, Barbados; and the Hon. Allen Chastanet, Prime Minister of St Lucia...
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DPM Turnquest attends 2018 Annual Meetings of IMF and World Bank - Oct 12, 2018 - 11:56:37 AM

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Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Hon. Peter Turnquest is currently attending the 2018 Annual Meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank Group in Bali, Indonesia, during this week.  He is pictured, second right, at a Caribbean Caucus Round Table Discussion.  The Caribbean Round Table talks included Nancy Horsman, IMF Executive Director, and Christine Hogan, World Bank Executive Director, for Canada, Ireland and the Caribbean. Discussions centered around climate change...
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ALIV announces New Appointment to Chief ALIV Innovator - Oct 12, 2018 - 11:24:30 AM

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October 12, 2018 At ALIV we are continuously fueled by the progression, success and evolvement of our employees, which in turn, rolls over into the effectiveness of our product. In order for us to establish a world-class brand and constantly present a state-of-the-art product, it is imperative to have a team of innovators and champions. In line with this, we are pleased to announce the newest member of our management team Tracey Boucher who will replace Dr. Stephen Curran as Chief ALIV Innovator with immediate effect...
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OAS Permanent Council Commemorated the "Encounter of Two Worlds" - Oct 12, 2018 - 11:22:47 AM


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The Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS) met today to commemorate the "Encounter of Two Worlds" and to highlight the interpretations, impact and heritage of this historic date.

During the meeting, the Chair of the Permanent Council and Representative of Ecuador to the OAS, Carlos Alberto Játiva, affirmed that the date of October 12 "invites us to reflect on the meaning of interculturality from the perspective of an America that recognizes the value of its native peoples...

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